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Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 7 January 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

This wave swamped not only the driftwood and the rocks but me and my camera as well :))

FORGOT TO MENTION - yesterday was the Feast of the Epiphany. Since this feast often is called the Feast of Light, it seems to me to be the perfect feast for photography and photographers.

NIKON D700 1/400 second F/9.0 ISO 400 300 mm (35mm equiv.)

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

I think you are right about the feast. And that shot is a feast for the eyes. I hope your camera stayed dry.

7 Jan 2011 5:09am

@Michael Rawluk: thanks. not at all, but at least it was a fine spray. i dried it off as quickly as i could.

MissT from Chicagoland, United States

Great shot while getting soaked (at least that's how it looks)! :)

7 Jan 2011 5:20am

@MissT: you're right about that!!

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

You can handle getting wet, but I hope you're camera is o.k. ;) The photo turned out really great with that spray!

7 Jan 2011 6:34am

@Monique: Thank you. It seems to be o.k.; however, I am having a few problems in Aperture mode.

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

That rogue wave really got you. You must have been soaked! Great presnce of mind to not turn tail and head for the hills!

7 Jan 2011 6:41am

sunstone_maria from California, United States

oh, I am glad you did not loose it!!! great adventure resulting in this great image!

7 Jan 2011 6:42am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Seen well! We would say a head of caribou

7 Jan 2011 7:08am

anne fleurent from Bois-le-Roi, France

wow, I love this "pointilliste" look !

7 Jan 2011 7:57am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Hope you did not do any damage to the camera - but still a great shot from this big wave

7 Jan 2011 8:02am

marci from in, Morocco

wow, what a fabulous shot! hopefully no damage!

7 Jan 2011 8:13am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Really superb this wave, I hope you were not too wet :)) Good day.

7 Jan 2011 8:19am

Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

Beautiful capture with a spooky atmosphere. Love the almost-monochrome feel in this one.

7 Jan 2011 8:26am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

big splash.. fantastic shot.

7 Jan 2011 9:00am

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

This is the right action Jack!! Superb splash shot!!!

7 Jan 2011 9:46am

guillaume from Paris, France

Great and terrific mood here !

7 Jan 2011 9:54am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

And water clarity let us see a great resonance weakly landscape do not know but that reminds others that if we have seen! Magnificent friend Jack! Best regards y muchos besos y abrazos.Adela

Celebro que la máquina este bien!!! Muy peligroso!!!

7 Jan 2011 11:01am

Franz from Baden, Austria

eerie atmosphere in this picture! the driftwood looks like a sea monster risen from the depths of the ocean! a good thing you did not forget to "press the button" even in the moment of "danger" ... ;-))

7 Jan 2011 11:19am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Impecable timing Jack! Hopefully no damage to the camera..... ;-)

7 Jan 2011 1:44pm

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Great shot!

7 Jan 2011 2:03pm

Daniel from Kenmare, United States


7 Jan 2011 2:09pm

Theys from Belgium

superb! i like!

7 Jan 2011 2:46pm

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States


7 Jan 2011 3:09pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

very very beautiful !

7 Jan 2011 3:14pm

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Wow!!! Courageous capture!!

7 Jan 2011 3:25pm

klauSZ from Kufstein, Austria

i hope you´ll be dry again ;-)
sometimes a good shot will need physical investment!
cool image!

7 Jan 2011 3:32pm

don from spokane, Afghanistan

Ah, the price for "getting the shot" is sometimes a wet one! :-) I like the quality of the spray and the beautiful toning. Nice job of shooting.

7 Jan 2011 3:33pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Oops......just a tad too close, I guess. Hope the camera 'recovers'!

7 Jan 2011 4:06pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

ha ha . . images do strike back, at times . . looking back, a 'dud' firework and a wasp nest come to my mind !

7 Jan 2011 5:02pm

Irene from L C, France

Outstanding atmosphere...

7 Jan 2011 5:27pm

Sonia Nansid from Barcelona Stockholm, Sweden


7 Jan 2011 5:27pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

A very strange atmosphere... we seem to be in an other world...

7 Jan 2011 5:37pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

You and your Nikon did a great job of capturing almost each droplet, and I hope the camera has suffered no ill effects.

7 Jan 2011 5:37pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Superb picture! I like it!

7 Jan 2011 7:39pm

STEED from Somewhere, France

Splaousch !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Careful to your camera,Jack !!!!

7 Jan 2011 9:23pm

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Très réussi

7 Jan 2011 9:53pm

Diane from Hythe, Alberta, Canada

well I'd say it was worth getting a bit wet for this one. This is spectacular Jack! And the shape of that rock is so unique. Great composition too.

7 Jan 2011 10:04pm

@Diane: that shape actually is driftwood

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Looks like Bullwinkle caught in a rain storm. I hope the D700 dries out and gets back to normal.

7 Jan 2011 10:07pm

@Steve Rice: the shot of the fisherman was taken after this one

Andrea from Regina, Canada

The mist is so sharp it looks like snow. Really neat capture.

7 Jan 2011 10:09pm

@Andrea: that's not mist; that's an exploding wave!!!

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

do'nt know if you get a least you get a splendid picture! Bravo!

7 Jan 2011 10:19pm

JCJ from Troyes, France

wow, great!

7 Jan 2011 10:28pm

@JCJ: thank you. it was more great to look at than to have been there:)))

Rosa Frei - Photo Emotions from Ouarzazate, Morocco

Beautiful, love the abstract feeling! Great image!

7 Jan 2011 10:39pm

kerfendal from Paris, France

really beautiful, strenght and beauty of the sea

7 Jan 2011 11:33pm

kerfendal from Paris, France

really beautiful, strenght and beauty of the sea

7 Jan 2011 11:33pm

Georgie from Sherwood Park, Canada

Fantastic capture!! Hope the camera and you, of course, are none too worse for wear!!

8 Jan 2011 12:05am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

but what a great capture! perfect timing ;)

8 Jan 2011 1:29am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great capture that fills the frame nicely. Hopefully your camera equipment survived the "drenching" experience.

8 Jan 2011 2:09am

Sunder from Chennai, India

Fantastic shot! Nice timing and details...

8 Jan 2011 3:47am

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

This is something out of a volcano only not on icey water instead...amazing, Jack!!

8 Jan 2011 4:07am

Becky from los angeles, United States


8 Jan 2011 5:28am

PATRICK from miramas, France


8 Jan 2011 7:57am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Wow ! WOW !! I have no words. You're so brave ! Is your D700 all right ?

8 Jan 2011 9:16am

@Hiro: I think so.

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

fantastic capture ! is the D700 really resisting the humidity ?

8 Jan 2011 9:55am

@Anna.C: merci. i think that it is o.k.; sometimes electrical damage takes awhile to show up.

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

I LOVE all of this frothy foamy spray. I can see you playing with this one a bit to emphasize, even more, this fabulous movement of texture. Hope you and your camera stayed dry .

8 Jan 2011 9:44pm

@DULCIE: actually i needed to de-emphasize the texture so some of the driftwood and rocks would show through

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Wow, what a brilliant shot! I love this!

8 Jan 2011 10:07pm

¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨ from Neverwhere, United States

Very cool effect, I hope your camera is okay!!

8 Jan 2011 11:25pm

@¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨: thank you. i think so

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Hope you came out safe and sound!

10 Jan 2011 1:40am

LauraS from Chico, United States

I really like this shot, Jack. It's so real! and so wet. Great capture, really!!!!

11 Jan 2011 11:42pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Gusty are all adventure....nice shot

17 Jan 2011 7:27am